Hosting its steadfast mast, the debut outlet of Toscano at the Piazza of The Collection at UB City, has been a well loved and admired vista of authentic Italian cuisine, since 2008.
Naturally, we, The Luxury Collection Magazine couldn’t resist to pay an eager visit to experience this exquisite and charming restaurant and decide for ourselves. Toscano Restaurant & Wine Bar comes under the management of the Red Apple Kitchen Pvt. Ltd. Even though the stringent lockdown has been relaxed now, this chain has not and moreover it has intensified its efforts to provide you with a completely safe, yet charming as ever dine-in experience.
To ensure safe dining, each table is intensely sanitized for twenty minutes between each guest visit, and pre-set with a set of sterilized Cutlery Kits, which can only be opened by the seated guests. It contains a set of a glass, a quarter plate, your cutlery, a place mat, and salt and pepper. A physical menu is being avoided, instead a digital version can be scanned through the QR code displayed on every table. Moreover, a revised and concise menu has been placed, including all their classics and bestsellers, in view of current times.
Safety and Precautions from Staff Level: Mandatory hand wash, sanitization, and usage of gloves and masks is followed by all members. They maintain a comprehensive log of each member for their self-assessed health check and another one for their daily temperature records. Each member is checked three times a day for body temperature and they display it along with their name tags.
Guest Safety: For every guest, entry point temperature check is followed and a visitor checklist is maintained with their details and phone numbers for future communication. In case, the guests record a higher body temperature, mall authorities are notified about the same. You also have the option to check previously seated guest info, including body temperatures for further peace of mind.
Preparation Safety: All orders are prepared, served and delivered with utmost care and hygiene to ensure zero direct contact and safe dining during COVID-19 in Bengaluru. All Ingredients are sourced from vendors following stringent sanitization protocols. Post that, no orders will be touched by the servers, guests will only procure it from the server’s tray. Additionally, cashless dining is encouraged, and every card machine is sanitized before and after each use.
Delivery and Takeaways: To treat their avid home diners, Toscano is delivering across Bengaluru through a range of delivery platforms. In that context, their meal box has gained immense popularity and love. This Italian feast in a box comprises of one antipasti, salad, garlic bread, pasta, ravioli, 2 grilled main courses, 3 desserts and two house dips, serving 2-3 people in veg and non-veg variants as a feast for the hale and hearty.
Service: Their impeccable service and amazing experience is enticing customers to venture out, who seem ecstatic with the dine-in experience and precautionary measures and believe that they can put their absolute trust and safely dine outside during this pandemic.
The Food Experience: The culinary presentation, freshness, quality of ingredients, flavors and aroma have all passed the trials of these difficult times and have sustained their evergreen allure.
We were blown over with the astounding level of precautionary measures that they ensured to make our dining experience as safe and stress-free as possible. Not to mention the entire dine-in journey which kept us awestruck till the end. There is extreme elegance and finesse in their entire dining process, which keeps up with their renowned stature.
We were presented with a lavish three course meal, each cooked and oozing with divine flavors and presented with absolute perfection. For starters, we were served with a hearty Minestrone soup and a divine spread of Cheesy Garlic Bread with olives and basil. Following this, the main course was taken over by a rich and wholesome Penne All Arrabiata. The meal culminated through their signature Chocolate Kahlua Mousse, which literally melts in your mouth, mesmerizing your senses to oblivion.
Apart from that, each guest is served a specially concocted immunity boosting brew, lovingly concocted with nature’s best. It contains apple juice, turmeric, ginger and sugar syrup, cloves, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey and fresh mint all brewed together and topped with a holy basil leaf to symbolize this hot potion of wellness and good health.
The care in each precaution they have taken for your safety, the finesse and pampering which they display in each served as well as takeaway meal is priceless and moving. So, visit Toscano to witness a gracious fusion of contemporary and vintage Italian Cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and enter their world of richness and finesse to discover the delight of truly enthralling gastronomic wonders.